Just when the year 2016 was about to come to an end, a leaked Moto X 2017 showed up via video renders.
While the leak gave out some details about the outward appearance of the supposed Moto X 2017 handset, there was little given out in terms of the software aspects of the phone and even the internal hardware components. There were similarities between the leaked model and the already released Moto Z, especially when looking at the overall design. But don’t be too excited as the video showed no similarities when it comes to the modular part of the Z flagship.
Now, in a new leak, it appears that the Moto X 2017 could be among the first, if not the first, Motorola phones to come powered by a not so near stock Android version like previous models, instead, the Lenovo ZUI skin will be running on top of the stock Android OS. According to a new leak, there will be a custom ZUI OS running alongside the usual Android OS, something that can be seen in a Moto logo that features a ZUI logo just below it.
In case you are still wondering, Lenovo is the current owner of the Motorola brand and as far as things are concerned, the Chinese OEM is the one in charge of manufacturing Moto phones. While Motorola phones have been selling with a near-stock Android OS, the influence of Lenovo seems to be taking over the software part with the introduction of a skin that has become synonymous with the ZUK smartphone model.
Like many other custom UIs, the ZUI skin has lots of customization features, but you’ll still find it simple and fast enough to handle just about every action on your Moto phone. Of course, this is something that might have a bad or good impact on the Lenovo’s Moto business but is still worth a try. Who knows, the latter case might prevail.
The Moto X 2017 has no specific date of launch or release. In fact, it has not even been confirmed whether the name of the phone will indeed be the Moto X 2017, but based on the new discovery, it is possible that it could debut the ZUI custom skin on Motorola phones.